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  1. 1. Fantasy Football Sleepers 2013 NFL fantasy football sleepers will help you identify which players to draft to win a fantasy football championship in 2013. The sleepers listed will either breakout or bounce back from last season and outperform their fantasy football draft position. Sleepers are undervalued players and are typically drafted in the mid to late rounds. Fantasy Football Quarterback Sleepers Philip Rivers | QB | SD Age: 31 Exp. 9 years Philip Rivers is undervalued and will be one the top sleepers to grab in your 2013 fantasy football draft. Last season Rivers wasn't even a top 20 fantasy football quarterback which was his worst season in five years. In 2013, the Chargers hired new head coach Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhut, and offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris. The San Diego offensive line allowed 49 sacks in, which was one of the biggest problems for Rivers in 2012. New offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris was with the Buffalo Bills the last three years. In 2011 D'Alessandris started eight different offensive line schemes and led the league with fewest sacks allowed (23). The Bills allowed an average of 29 sacks in those three years. While the Chargers allowed an average of 39 sacks the last three years. Also Rivers has the fourth easiest schedule against the pass in 2013. Philip Rivers should bounce back and become a top fantasy football quarterback in 2013 with a fresh start and a new coaching staff. Sam Bradford | QB | STL Age: 25 Exp. 3 years Sam Bradford has been the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams for three consecutive years. In the past three years, Bradford has had three different offensive coordinators with three different offensive schemes. This will be Bradford's fourth year in the NFL and the first time he will have the same offensive coordinator from the previous year. Also, the Rams recently signed Jake Long to help with their offensive line which has been one of the worst in the NFL. Long has been selected to the Pro Bowl the last three years. Also the Rams drafted Tavon Austin, a wide receiver from West Virginia in the first round. Austin in his senior year had 1,932 yards from
  2. 2. scrimmage and a total of 15 touchdowns. With Austin's dynamic playmaking ability and an upgraded Rams offensive line expect Bradford to breakout in 2013. Carson Palmer | QB | ARI Age: 33 Exp. 10 years During the offseason, Carson Palmer was traded to the Arizona Cardinals. He will be joined with new head coach Bruce Arians and one of the top wide receivers in NFL, Larry Fitzgerald. Arians won the 2012 AP coach of the year award with the Colts and helped Andrew Luck become a top ten fantasy quarterback last season. The group of receivers including Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts, and Michael Floyd in Arizona will be an upgrade for Palmer over the Oakland Raiders receivers he had to work with the past two seasons. Carson Palmer will be undervalued in this year's fantasy football draft and should have a career year with the Cardinals. Fantasy Football Running Back Sleepers Shane Vereen | RB | NE Age: 23 Exp. 2 year Shane Vereen is expected to receive more playing due to Danny Woodhead leaving the Patriots. Vereen will take over Woodhead's role which was on passing downs and in the no-huddle offense. In 2012, Woodhead carried the ball 76 times and caught 40 passes in 16 games. In the 13 games Vereen played, he carried the ball 62 times and had 8 receptions. With Woodhead gone, expect Vereen to get at least 130 carries and around 40 receptions and breakout in 2013. Le'Veon Bell | RB | PIT Age: 21 Exp. Rookie Le'Veon Bell is a top rookie running back sleeper in the 2013 fantasy football drafts. The offensive coordinator of the Steelers, Todd Haley, has already said that Bell is a workhorse and can play all three downs. Bell proved himself last year in his junior year with Michigan State carrying the ball 382 times, rushing for 1,793 yards, and scoring 12 touchdowns. Bell's competition during the off season will be Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman who both struggled last year. Le'Veon Bell should have no problem out performing them in the offseason and will most likely be the fantasy running back to own on the Steelers in 2013. Rashard Mendenhall | RB | ARI Age: 25 Exp. 4 years Rashard Mendenhall signed with the Arizona Cardinals during the
  3. 3. offseason reuniting him with Bruce Arians. Mendenhall averaged 1,103 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns when Arians was the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arians has already hinted that Mendenhall will be the starter and likes one guy to receive the majority of the carries. Also, Arians said he wanted a proven running back that can carry them to the Super Bowl. Last season Mendenhall was coming off an ACL surgery and played poorly throughout the season due to injuries. Mendenhall will be a sleeper this year in 2013 and will bounce back from his poor performance in 2012. Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Sleepers Kenny Britt | WR | TEN Age: 24 Exp. 4 years Kenny Britt will bounce back and will be one the top sleepers in fantasy football in 2013. In 2012 Britt had a poor season because he was still recovering from two knee surgeries he had during the offseason. Before he tore his ACL during the 2011 season Britt had 17 receptions, 289 yards, and 3 touchdowns in 3 games. The 12 games he played in 2010 he had 42 receptions, 775 yards and 9 touchdowns. Britt played his first full season without missing a game in 2012. This will be Britt's fifth year in the NFL and his contract year. His teammates said they were impressed with his recovery and conditioning when they saw him at workouts in April. Britt is undervalued and will be drafted in the mid rounds of your fantasy draft. Vincent Brown | WR | SD Age: 24 Exp. 2 years Vincent Brown is a sleeper that owners should draft in their 2013 fantasy football leagues. He will be entering his third year in the NFL. Last year Brown broke his foot in preseason and did not play the 2012 regular season. Brown had great chemistry with Philip Rivers before breaking his foot. He was supposed to take over Vincent Jackson's role at the WR position. In 2013, the Chargers have been easing Brown back into the offense to make sure there is no set backs. In OTA's Brown has been rotating with Malcolm Floyd, starting opposite Danario Alexander. New head coach Mike McCoy said that Brown will have a big role in the Chargers offense this year. Expect Brown to start opposite of Danario Alexander at the start of the regular season. Also, Danario Alexander is injury prone playing only one full season in college which was his senior
  4. 4. year and has never played more than 10 games in a NFL season. Alexander has had five knee surgeries on his left knee since his sophomore year in college. With Alexander most likely not playing a full season due to his injury history, expect Brown to be the top fantasy wide receiver for the Chargers in 2013. Justin Blackmon | WR | JAC Age: 23 Exp. 1 year Last year Justin Blackmon broke out during week 11 in his rookie season with 7 receptions, 236 yards, and a touchdown against the Houston Texans. In four out of the six next games he had 9 or more fantasy points in standard fantasy football leagues. He had a total of 38 receptions, 615 yards, and four touchdowns in the last seven games of the season. Blackmon should benefit with Maurice Jones- Drew the Jaguars running back returning from injury in 2013. The Jaguars were ranked 30th in rushing yards without Jones-Drew in 2012. With Jones-Drew healthy things should open up more for Blackmon down the field. Blackmon will be suspended the first four games of season which will make a sleeper pick in 2013. He should be targeted in the late rounds of your fantasy football draft. A.J. Jenkins | WR | SF Age: 23 Exp. 1 year Jenkins was drafted 30th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. As a rookie last year, Jenkins only played three regular season games and two playoff games. He was targeted just once in those five games. Jenkins will get his chance to start this year with Michael Crabtree most likely out most of the season with a torn achilles tendon. Also, Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams who were ahead of him on the depth chart last year are still rehabbing from ACL injuries. During the offseason Jenkins has been working out with Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta and learning all of the wide receiver positions to become a more versatile receiver. Jenkins will be a sleeper deep in 2013 fantasy football drafts. Fantasy Football Tight End Sleepers Jared Cook | TE | STL Age: 27 Exp. 5 years Jared Cook has been underutilized playing with the Titans the past four years. In 2013, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams who wanted a big receiving down-field threat. Cook is 6'5" 250 pounds, which is the biggest receiver on the Rams and a big red zone target for Sam Bradford. He is also familiar with the Rams head coach Jeff
  5. 5. Fisher who coached him in his rookie year with the Titans. Cook will be a sleeper pick in 2013 and available in the later rounds of your fantasy football draft. Dwayne Allen | TE | IND Age: 23 Exp. 1 year Allen finished his rookie season with 45 receptions, 512 yards, and three touchdowns. He is undervalued and should improve in 2013 with the Colts hiring new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton from Stanford. Hamilton plans on using more short efficient passes in the Colts offense in 2013. Allen would be targeted more in this new offensive scheme. Hamilton said Allen is a versatile player and expects him to do well in the new offense. Allen is a sleeper pick that you should not miss in your 2013 fantasy football draft. 2013 Sleeper picks from the top fantasy football experts. More Sleeper Picks Here